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ls01 07-08-20 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21575852)
Soupy and 81-84* here. Got out shortly after six and knocked out 42.75 miles in just under 2:15. That’s 19.0mph for those who don’t like math... including lights (which were favorable but still). New 90’ HR record (156bpm) and 25’ total above 300w. And chased down and mercilessly dropped the Felt IA with 404s that got me at point.

Now excuse me while I go pass out.

you are excused

rjones28 07-08-20 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21576994)
Mo has been helping me with hand issue, and one of the things that might help would be new gloves. I went to dicks, and they carry Garneau products. Do you guys have any recommendations for gloves that would help with the nerves in the hands? The pair I am looking at are 30 dollars, reviews look good, but just wanted some feedback from you ladies and gents.

Specialized BG Gel. I have the long-finger version.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/s...NjQ2F0MTAwMTk0

big john 07-08-20 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21576994)
Mo has been helping me with hand issue, and one of the things that might help would be new gloves. I went to dicks, and they carry Garneau products. Do you guys have any recommendations for gloves that would help with the nerves in the hands? The pair I am looking at are 30 dollars, reviews look good, but just wanted some feedback from you ladies and gents.

One thing is to be sure they aren't too tight. I like Garneau gloves but not too thick or too much padding. When I ride my Chorus equipped bike I rarely get hand pain but on the Ultegra bike my left thumb gets sore and hurts for days sometimes. I think it's from torquing on the hoods which are bigger with Ultegra.

I think the main thing is to maintain a light touch on the bars when you can and keep your elbows relaxed.

DougRNS 07-08-20 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21576035)
This. I mean, what's the point if you never use it?

how often do you use a fire extinguisher? I never have in almost 57 years of my life. I also never used an emergency brake (break) in an emergency. I also don't want to use my life insurance. All of these things are damn handy when you need them. That, I think is the point. You are free not to carry and the other guy is free to carry if he chooses.

ls01 07-08-20 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576466)
So I realized the rear wheel making the pinging sound has a small crack near one of the spoke holes, which is a bumner. Sad!

I threw on another old rear wheel (the stock DT Swiss boat anchor that came on the Roubaix) but I realized why I had it off the bike and on the shelf: for some reason, under heavy load only, the wheel goes side-to-side slightly but enough to rub the rear brake. This is really a drag. The wheel itself spins nice and true. I can’t quite figure out why it does this other than maybe I need to tighten the axle somehow? The QR is plenty tight in the dropout.

Advice?

broken axel?

big john 07-08-20 06:38 PM

The little kitty I feed sometimes came over today to eat. His eye looks pretty good, about all the way open now from being stuck closed last week.
He still looks way too skinny but Mrs John says it's because I'm used to looking at the fat load which is my cat.

ls01 07-08-20 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21576474)
Y’all keep it up and I’ll get back on Strava for the summer just to wreck someones’ days on the podium and just delete again after the weather turns again.

And then this thread will be rueing once again.

I ain't skeert, I double dog dare ya!

datlas 07-08-20 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21577025)
Uneven spoke tension? Broken Spoke?

No broken spoke and tension seems even by feel.

bampilot06 07-08-20 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21577045)
One thing is to be sure they aren't too tight. I like Garneau gloves but not too thick or too much padding. When I ride my Chorus equipped bike I rarely get hand pain but on the Ultegra bike my left thumb gets sore and hurts for days sometimes. I think it's from torquing on the hoods which are bigger with Ultegra.

I think the main thing is to maintain a light touch on the bars when you can and keep your elbows relaxed.

thats one of the things we have been discussing. It appears that I have been holding my bars “wrong”. Gripping the bottom of the hoods and putting all the pressure on my palms. I also seem to put more weight on my left hand. When I start out and I am not tired I focus on my form, but as I get tired it starts to slip.

big john 07-08-20 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576539)
No significant play in bearings. If I push really hard on wheel while on bike at rim I can get maybe 2mm lateral play.

Do you hear or feel a clunk? If not maybe it just flexing.

ls01 07-08-20 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21576994)
Mo has been helping me with hand issue, and one of the things that might help would be new gloves. I went to dicks, and they carry Garneau products. Do you guys have any recommendations for gloves that would help with the nerves in the hands? The pair I am looking at are 30 dollars, reviews look good, but just wanted some feedback from you ladies and gents.

Get a bike fit. You can screw around until you do permanent damage or just go see an expert. It'll be worth it.

datlas 07-08-20 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21577069)
Do you hear or feel a clunk? If not maybe it just flexing.

No clunks. Just can feel a little drag from brake rub. It could be the wheel flexing. Will try another QR and keep an eye on it. It’s a lower quality wheel that is 8 years old so I may just replace it with something better.

big john 07-08-20 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21577068)
thats one of the things we have been discussing. It appears that I have been holding my bars “wrong”. Gripping the bottom of the hoods and putting all the pressure on my palms. I also seem to put more weight on my left hand. When I start out and I am not tired I focus on my form, but as I get tired it starts to slip.

I also tried different handle bars on both bikes, 3 on one bike and 2 on the other. There are a lot of different shapes and dimensions.

ls01 07-08-20 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21577068)
thats one of the things we have been discussing. It appears that I have been holding my bars “wrong”. Gripping the bottom of the hoods and putting all the pressure on my palms. I also seem to put more weight on my left hand. When I start out and I am not tired I focus on my form, but as I get tired it starts to slip.

you shouldn't be putting pressure on the bars. Do you do any core work?

big john 07-08-20 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21577076)
No clunks. Just can feel a little drag from brake rub. It could be the wheel flexing. Will try another QR and keep an eye on it. It’s a lower quality wheel that is 8 years old so I may just replace it with something better.

If it's standard spokes you could get someone to put a tension meter on them.

ls01 07-08-20 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21576923)
I really need to eat dinner.

Eatin's Cheatin!

WhyFi 07-08-20 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21577046)
how often do you use a fire extinguisher? I never have in almost 57 years of my life. I also never used an emergency brake (break) in an emergency. I also don't want to use my life insurance. All of these things are damn handy when you need them.

I don't want to get in to the weeds, but these are horrible analogies.

MoAlpha 07-08-20 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21577046)
how often do you use a fire extinguisher? I never have in almost 57 years of my life. I also never used an emergency brake (break) in an emergency. I also don't want to use my life insurance. All of these things are damn handy when you need them. That, I think is the point. You are free not to carry and the other guy is free to carry if he chooses.

You’re right, of course. I was making a point about a certain, overly audible and visible, segment of the armed population, the rest of whom, I assume, are no less sensible than the rest of humanity.

MoAlpha 07-08-20 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21577075)
Get a bike fit. You can screw around until you do permanent damage or just go see an expert. It'll be worth it.


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21577085)
you shouldn't be putting pressure on the bars. Do you do any core work?

I think these points get to the heart of the matter. I can’t tell you how I learned to unweight my arms and use the core to support the upper body, but I know I can only do it on a bike that fits.

In the meantime, gel.

noodle soup 07-08-20 07:34 PM

Arizona is #1 in the world(in being stupid)

https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2020/07/08/arizona-now-no-1-world-coronavirus-but-some-arizonans-say-its-no-big-deal/5399638002/

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DougRNS 07-08-20 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21577126)
You’re right, of course. I was making a point about a certain, overly audible and visible, segment of the armed population, the rest of whom, I assume, are no less sensible than the rest of humanity.

I missed the nuance. No worries.

MoAlpha 07-08-20 07:41 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21577155)
I missed the nuance. No worries.

It wasn’t there. Not worried.

Velo Vol 07-08-20 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576717)
There are a crap-load of NSAIDS out there. They are likely all roughly equivalent. But your question is akin to asking if the suggested saddle is a good one. You can try it and see how much it agrees with you or consider others to try.

It’s not that complicated. Sometimes we avoid NSAIDS if on steroids because slightly higher risk of stomach problems, but talk to the noctor about it.

Got it, mostly.


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576852)
I saw this and thought it might be helpful to Velo Vol.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-c...ating-app.html

Not a good one, I'm afraid. There's a hot local athlete (she used to be on TV) who has yet to approve my follow request. Maybe I should show more leg on my profile pic?

I rode 34 miles this pre-winter evening and had zero flybys to stalk. Sad.

MoAlpha 07-08-20 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21577165)
Got it, mostly.


Not a good one, I'm afraid. There's a hot local athlete (she used to be on TV) who has yet to approve my follow request. Maybe I should show more leg on my profile pic?

I rode 34 miles this pre-winter evening and had zero flybys to stalk. Sad.

I was unfollowed by a local amazon, who commented on one of my pre-COVID, early season solos that she would have gladly gone with me, when I asked, a few weeks later, if she were riding that weekend.

#Iamnotacreep

Velo Vol 07-08-20 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21576668)
see the post where I politely explain to you that I don’t have control of where I get sent.

Time to take control of your life.


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21577010)
Ah, you finally get it.

Yes, I get it. There are thousands of lots around here--each with its own lawn.

LesterOfPuppets 07-08-20 07:58 PM

When do we get our foam fingers?

LesterOfPuppets 07-08-20 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21577165)
I rode 34 miles this pre-winter evening and had zero flybys to stalk. Sad.

Serious cyclists ply the avenues in the dawn, not the evening.
​​​​​

seedsbelize 07-08-20 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21576936)
I feel the same about breakfast and lunch. No good can come out of midnight snacks.

As regards your back wheel issue, it is unlikely, but possible that the end of the axle sticks out too far, thus reducing the effectiveness of the qr.

Velo Vol 07-08-20 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21577173)
I was unfollowed by a local amazon, who commented on one of my pre-COVID, early season solos that she would have gladly gone with me, when I asked, a few weeks later, if she were riding that weekend.

#Iamnotacreep

How does one gain/lose Strava sex appeal? It it discussed in the General? I never go there.

seedsbelize 07-08-20 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21577068)
thats one of the things we have been discussing. It appears that I have been holding my bars “wrong”. Gripping the bottom of the hoods and putting all the pressure on my palms. I also seem to put more weight on my left hand. When I start out and I am not tired I focus on my form, but as I get tired it starts to slip.

When I have that kind of trouble, it is always on the left side.


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